## What you need

1 ball of Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn

Size 4.5 knitting needles

## Instructions

Cast on 47 sts

Rows 1 -3: (p1, k1) across to last stitch, p1.

Row 4: p1, k1, p43, k1, p1.

Row 5: p1, k1, p1, k41, p1, k1, p1.

Row 6: p1, k1, p16, k3, p8, k2, p14, k1, p1.

Row 7: p1, k1, p1, k12, p4, k5, p6, k14, p1, k1, p1.

Row 8: p1, k1, p15, k1, p4, k2, p4, k1, p2, k3, p11, k1, p1.

Row 9: p1, k1, p1, k8, p3, k3, p2, k2, p3, k3, p4, k13, p1, k1, p1.

Row 10: p1, k1, p12, k2, p4, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p8, k1, p1.

Row 11: p1, k1, p1, k6, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k3, p2, k6, p2, k10, p1, k1, p1.

Row 12: p1, k1, p10, k2, p8, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p6, k1, p1.

Row 13: p1, k1, p1, (k4, p2) 2x, k2, p2, k4, p1, k10, p1, k9, p1, k1, p1.

Row 14: p1, k1, p10, k1, p3, k3, p1, k4, p5, k2, p2, (k2, p4) 2x, k1, p1.

Row 15: p1, (k4, p2) 2x, k3, p1, k5, (p3, k1) 2x, p2, k1, p2, k9, p1, k1, p1.

Row 16: p1, k1, p11, k3, p8, k1, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k1, p3, k2, p2, k1, p1.

Row 17: p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k4, p2, k3, p2, k10, p3, k10, p1, k1, p1.

Row 18: p1, k1, p12, k1, p10, k2, p5, k1, p4, k2, p4, k1, p1, k1, p1.

Row 19: p1, k2, p1, k3, p2, k4, p2, k6, p3, k5, p4, k11, p1, k1, p1.

Row 20: p1, k1, p11, k4, p4, k4, p8, k2, p4, k5, p1, k1, p1.

Row 21: p1, k3, p2, k5, p2, k11, p3, k6, p2, k9, p1, k1, p1.

Row 22: p1, k1, p9, k2, p6, k2, p14, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, p1.

Row 23: p1, k4, p6, k16, p2, k5, p2, k8, p1, k1, p1.

Row 24: p1, k1, p8, k2, p6, k2, p17, k3, p5, k1, p1.

Row 25: p1, k1, p1, k8, p2, k15, p1, k7, p2, k6, p1, k1, p1.

Row 26: p1, k1, p6, k2, p7, k2, p14, k2, p10, k1, p1.

Row 27: p1, k1, p1, k9, p2, k14, p2, k7, p2, k5, p1, k1, p1.

Row 28: p1, k1, p5, k2, p7, k2, p15, k2, p10, k1, p1.

Row 29: p1, k1, p1, k9, p2, k15, p2, k7, p2, k4, p1, k1, p1.

Row 30: p1, k1, p4, k2, p7, k2, p16, k2, p10, k1, p1.

Row 31: p1, k1, p1, k9, p2, k16, p2, k8, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1.

Row 32: p1, k1, p3, k2, p7, k1, p17, k2, p11, k1, p1.

Row 33: p1, k1, p1, k10, p2, k17, p2, k6, p2, k4, p1.

Row 34: p1, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2, p17, k2, p11, k1, p1.

Row 35: p1, k1, p1, k10, p2, k18, p1, k5, p1, k1, p2, k3, p1.

Row 36: p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p4, k1, p18, k2, p11, k1, p1.

Row 37: p1, k1, p1, k11, p2, k17, p1, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2, p1.

Row 38: p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p17, k2, p12, k1, p1.

Row 39: p1, k1, p1, k11, p2, k13, p1, k3, p2, k4, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1.

Row 40: p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1, p5, k1, p3, k2, p12, k2, p13, k1, p1.

Row 41: p1, k1, p1, k12, p2, k9, (p1, k3) 2x, p2, k4, p1, k1, p2, k2, p1.

Row 42: p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1, p4, k1, p3, k2, p2, k2, p9, k2, p13, k1, p1.

Row 43: p1, k1, p1, k12, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1, k3, p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1.

Row 44: p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p3, (k2, p2) 2x, k2, p1, k2, p3, k2, p13, k1, p1.

Row 45: p1, k1, p1, k13, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1, k3, p1, k2, p2, k3, p2, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1.

Row 46: p1, k1, p1, k2, p4, k1, p3, (k2, p2) 2x, k2, p1, k1, p4, k2, p14, k1, p1.

Row 47: p1, k1, p1, k13, p2, k4, p2, k1, (p1, k3) 3x, p2, k3, p2, k2, p1.

Row 48: p1, k1, p1, k2, p3, k1, p3, (k2, p2) 2x, k2, p1, k2, p3, k2, p15, k1, p1.

Row 49: p1, k1, p1, k15, p2, k1, p3, (k2, p2) 2x, k2, p1, k3, (p2, k2) 2x, p1.

Row 50: p1, k1, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k2, p1, k3, p17, k1, p1.

Row 51: p1, k1, p1, k21, p1, (k2, p2) 2x, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p2, k3, p1.

Row 52: p1, k1, p2, k2, (p1, k2) 3x, (p2, k2) 2x, p22, k1, p1.

Row 53: p1, k1, p1, k22, (p2, k2) 2x, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, k4, p1.

Row 54: p1, k1, p3, k1, (p2, k2) 2x, p1, k2, p2, k2, p24, k1, p1.

Row 55: p1, k1, p1, k24, p2, k2, (p2, k1) 3x, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1.

Row 56: p1, k1, p3, (k2, p1) 4x, k2, p26, k1, p1.

Row 57: p1, k1, p1, k26, (p2, k1) 2x, p3, k2, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1.

Row 58: p1, k1, p4, k1, p2, k1, p3, k4, p28, k1, p1.

Row 59: p1, k1, p1, k28, p5, k1, p1, k1, p2, k3, p1, k1, p1.

Row 60: p1, k1, p7, k4, p32, k1, p1.

Row 61: p1, k1, p1, k41, p1, k1, p1.

Row 62: p1, k1, p43, k1, p1.

Rows 63-65: (p1, k1) across to last stitch, p1.

Cast off, break yarn and darn in ends.

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I would have loved to have the knitting chart as well

I Love this….I have x-stitched the Praying hands, was a wonderful project to do, so now I am putting on my “To Do” List.

The prayer hands was a challenge for me since I am am new to knitting. But I did ok. Thank you

I’m not an expert knitter..but I wanted to try this for my Mum..took a lot of focus not to get confused.. but turned out amazing!! Thank you

Is row 51 right? Seems to be off by 1 stitch by my count

just wondering if this would work with #4 knitting needle

thanks Kathy

Can you make this praying hands into a prayer shawl? Looking for one that can be done into a shawl.

I think she meant 4.5 mm which is s 7. $ would be really tight.

I knit a

Ot and ur instructions will help a lotb

I forgot to say that I increased the top and the bottom borders to make the required width

Mojisola Orenuga

The project is very nice! I have made placemats out of it. I made two praying hands on the placemats by doubling the number of stitches and they turned out very beautiful.

Mojisola orenuga

I made two of this pattern and it turned out really nice but i would like to make it in two colors but don’t know how to do the hands in another color and the rest in the second color. is there a pattern that is broken down in two colors.thanks for the beautiful pattern which i will make again just thought i would like it in two colors.

Claire, you can make this pattern in two colors using graph paper. Use one symbol for the knit stitches (e.g. an open circle) and one for the purl stitches (e.g. a closed circle) and then color the paper appropriately. This is technically a chart, not a pattern but it will be easy to follow and read. Good luck!

I sure wish this had included a graph.

It was very difficult to get the pattern, when I finally got it, it printed out with junk over some of the lines. I had to go the pattern on the computer and copy the lines, a bit discouraging. I am not sure that the pattern looks a much like the picture as I thought it would. I am not sure that anyone will recognize it as praying hands which is why I wanted it.

Hi Barbara – to print a printable version, just login. That will give a much nicer printable page.

I have not made it yet but it appears beautiful, please can I have patterns for knitted placemats with knitting instructions?

Thank you very much for this project. Mine came out beautifully. Will be making lots of them

Can you tell me how many times do I stitch ( 4 p, 2 k ) 2× p2, k 1, do I p and k again than do p2, k1, I’m still learning how to read the instructions please help thank you

Just finished my first and maybe my last on of these. Is there a change in the pattern that may not have been in the first set? The hand behind does not look right. I had to tell the person I showed it to what it was. I will show a show a few more people for feedback and make my decision then.

Arlene

You can also get a PDF converter program and convert it, then just print the pages you want.

I haven’t made it yet. Took me 30 minutes to get signed in and verified, which that went into spam, etc. I thank you for the pattern, and I hope it is worth all the time it took for me to get the pattern. hopefully will let you know, looks pretty

I would have prefered to get just the pattern without 7 pages of comments that just waisted paper.

Hi Mary – you can register and login to get a printable version of the project.

would like to print it but it says not registered

Hi Sherry, you need to register and log in before you can print.

Very pretty when done…made one last night, Great directions.

This is gorgeous! I have never seen such a thing. I hope I c an make many of these.

thank you, you give me something to do and i’am sure my famly well love it in there chistmas gift!!!

Such a nice design. Going to make it, thanks for the pattern

great pattern and neatly written. Thank you

I think this is great going to have a go for my mother…

This is just beautiful.

What a remarkable idea. Thank you! Who doesn’t need prayers in the kitchen, especially when I’m cooking!

love it!